Sikaiana women empowered

A THREE-DAY Backyard Farming Workshop to empower Sikaiana women on food security started off yesterday at the Sikaiana settlement at Red Beach, East Guadalcanal.     About 30 women and a few men living in and outside Honiara descended on this small settlement yesterday morning when it was officially opened. The Workshop included presentations by the…

Fiji Warriors thrash Junior Japan 99 – 13

The Fiji Warriors side fell short of a point to reach a century after nailing Junior Japan 99-13 during its Pacific Rugby Cup match in Brisbane Tuesday. The Telecom Fiji-sponsored side scored 15 unanswered tries during the 80-minute period. The Warriors led 40-8 at the break.   Winger and former national sevens rep Vilitati Sokiveta…

Former AB Frank Oliver dies at 65

Former All Blacks captain Frank Oliver has died at his home in Palmerston North at the age of 65. Oliver, renowned for his tough, no-nonsense approach to rugby as both a player and a coach died suddenly in his bed on Sunday. The rugged lock played 43 games for the All Blacks, including 17 Tests,…

ONOC President postpones Athletics Fiji AGM

The Athletics Fiji Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been postponed until March 29 but, it will still be held in the western division. Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) president and AF mediator Dr Robin Mitchell says he arrived at the decision after holding further discussions with AF executives Tuesday.   Despite desperate attempts by club…

Cricket PNG recognises disabled

CRICKET PNG’s disability programme for 2014 has begun with an induction into how to communicate with people with disabilities and how they should be dealt with. The programme began last Wednesday and ends this week. The disability programme comes under the new “Kriket Blo Olgeta” umbrella that aims to: make the game accessible to all;…

Fijian lifters set for Glasgow

Weightlifting Fiji will be sending four lifters to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on July 23-August 3. Head Coach Jo Vueti confirmed that the four lifters are Apolonia Vaivai who is currently training in New Caledonia under coach Paul Coffa, Manueli Tulo who had just returned from England last month, Tevita Tauwai and Julia Timi.…

Kassman heads Team PNG for Games

The PNG Olympic Committee Tuesday announced the appointment of Richard Kassman as the chef de mission of Team PNG for the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby. PNGOC president, Sir John Dawanincura said the appointment of the Chef de Mission was done by the PNG Olympic Committee Executive Board and added the board had every…

PNG Triathlon trio off to NZ camp

A THREE-men team from the Papua New Guinea Triathlon Association left yesterday for the Oceania Youth Development Camp in New Zealand. PNG Triathlon coordinator, Stephen Damien said PNGTA was sending a coach and two juniors from Wewak to the Oceania camp.    He said the coach was Malcolm Limbai, a teacher from Brandi High School…

Hekari building up for renewed challenge

PAPUA New Guinea National Soccer League champions Hekari United FC are poised for another OFC Champions League campaign this season. Hekari United team manageress Vonnie Kapi Natto said the team had been training well for the past few months and build up for the OFC Championships League is good but the side needs to step…

Amicale as challenger in Fiji

The OFC Champions League group stage is drawing nearer and our focus on the competing clubs continues as we shine the spotlight on Vanuatu’s Amicale FC. Since entering the OFC Champions League for the first time in 2011, Amicale have built a solid reputation for themselves. With only four appearances in the competition, Amicale have…